+Library Instruction Goals
This guide should help you:
Use keywords or industry codes to search for information to support your business plan.
Distinguish differences between types of sources and their use.
Start to gather information for an assignment.
+Assignment and research approach
Sometimes, a structured approach to research can help to organize ideas and the way you think about information sources:
- Explore topic basics (casual web searching)
- Background (library catalog: books)
- Current research (library databases: journal articles)
- Support your argument (source citation)
- Drafts & revisions (research librarians & learning commons)
This guide contains selected resources for the Opportunity Analysis portion of Dr. Adams' Business Plan Project. Development of the business plan requires opportunity analysis which includes: (1) the selection of a target market; (2) determination of the demographic concentration of the target within a given geographic parameter; and (3) analysis of the current competitive/industry environment. Information on finding library resources specific to your needs is also included. Use the tabs to navigate.
How do you organize and/or save your research?
Coming up with a strategy for organizing and saving your research could save you time!
Here are some ideas from students in a different class: